Variation and transfer

To make major changes to the permitted hours or activities stated on the premises licence, an application for a variation of the premises licence must be submitted. You can apply and pay online or complete an application form (docx, 87kb) and return to us in the post. The application procedure is the same as a grant of a premises licence.

Minor variation

If you wish to make minor changes to the premises licence i.e. change of plans or removal of obsolete conditions then an application for a minor variation is required. You can apply and pay online or complete an application form (docx, 58kb) and return to us in the post. A minor variation application must be advertised by displaying a notice (doc, 31kb) (on white paper) on the premises for 10 days after the application is submitted.

Responsible authorities and other persons may object to the minor variation. If a valid objection is received, the minor variation application is rejected and a full variation must be applied for if the applicant wants to continue with the proposed changes The fee for a minor variation is detailed in the fees section.

Changes to the designated premises supervisor

To change the designated premises supervisor (DPS), an application to vary the designated premises supervisor must be submitted. You can apply and pay online or complete an application form (doc, 69kb) and return to us in the post. The application form must be accompanied by the consent form signed by the proposed DPS. The fee payable is £23. A copy of the application form must be submitted to Derbyshire Police. A transfer can take immediate effect but the police have 14 days to object to the transfer of the designated premises supervisor.

Transfer of premises licence

To transfer the premises licence holder from one person to another, an application to transfer the premises licence holder must be submitted, this can be made online or an application form (pdf, 256kb) can be returned in the post to us. The application form must be accompanied by the transfer consent form. The fee payable is £23. A copy of the application form must be submitted to Derbyshire Police and Home Office. A transfer can take immediate effect but the police have 14 days to object to the variation of the premises licence.

Interim Authority Notice

An Interim Authority Notice may be given to the licensing authority where a premises licence has lapsed owing to the death, mental incapacity or insolvency of the premises licence holder, where the holder is an individual or on the dissolution or insolvency of a company which holds a premises licence.

The effect of the interim authority is to reinstate the premises licence from the time the notice is received and the person giving the notice becomes the licence holder. 

The application can be made online or an application form (pdf, 350kb) can be returned in the post to us. The notice must be given to the licensing authority within 28 consecutive days beginning the day after the licence lapsed. The fee payable is £23. A copy of the application must be submitted to Derbyshire Police and the Home Office.

The maximum period for which an Interim Authority Notice may have effect is three months. The premises licence will have to be transferred before the end of this period to avoid the licence lapsing.